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Views on the Bible (june 1913)

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This letter was written by Arthur Conan Doyle (probably) in june 1913 from the Grand Hotel & Kurhaus hotel in Mürren, Switzerland.


Letter

From the Uncle Remus story of talking snakes at the beginning of Genesis down to the absolute raving lunacy of the Apocalypse at the end of the volume, what a singular collection of documents. They have nothing in common save that by some freak of fate they have come to be bound within the same covers. There is false history, beautiful rhapsody, the theology of savages, Love poems, stories obscene and instructive, folk lore, and one beautiful though misty epic associated with high moral teaching. Yet all is equally the Bible, and no serious attempt made to discriminate between the sublime & the ridiculous.








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